Arizona Cardinals have no answer for Rams offense in loss

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals 37-14 on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Look back at our updates from the game.

The Arizona Cardinals had no answer for the Rams' offense as they gave up 457 yards of offense. The 228 rushing yards by the Rams were the most the Cardinals have allowed this season.

Rams QB Matthew Stafford was 25-for-33 passing for 229 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. Kyren Williams fueled the rushing game with 16 carries for 143 yards. Royce Freeman added 77 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

The entire Cardinals team rushed for just 73 yards. James Conner had a team-high 27 yards on six carries.

Quarterback Kyler Murray was a mediocre 27-for-45 for 256 yards and a touchdown. He used seven different receivers.

Arizona led 8-3 in the first quarter, but gave up 34 unanswered points. It wasn't until just 3:07 remained that Arizona was able to score its second touchdown. The Cardinals attempted two field goals. One was negated by a penalty while the other was a miss by Matt Prater from 56 yards.

The Cardinals play at the Pittsburgh Steelers next week.

Rams 37, Cardinals 14 (final)

Cardinals chip into lead

Kyler Murray completed a 36-yard pass to Hollywood Brown on third-and-3. That play fueled a drive that led the the Cardinals' second touchdown of the game.

It was Greg Dortch who found the end zone at the end of a 6-yard pass from Murray. The two-point conversion attempt failed.

Murray has struggled against the Rams. He is 19-for-36 passing for 178 yards and a touchdown. He has one carry for 2 yards.

The Cardinals attempted an onside kick, but it was recovered by the Rams at the Arizona 47.

Rams 37, Cardinals 14 (5:12 Q4)

Rams' lead grows in fourth

The Rams are making scoring look easy and the Cardinals aren't doing much to change that perception.

Matthew Stafford completed a 3-yard pass to Kyren Williams. The point after made it 31-8 Rams.

Los Angeles wasn't done there. After another Cardinals three-and-out that saw them lose 18 yards, the Rams went back to work. Royce Freeman finished a 38-yard drive with a 23-yard run. The extra-point attempt was missed.

Williams has six catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns to go along with his 16 carries for 143 yards. Freeman has 13 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown.

The entire Arizona offense has just 56 rushing yards.

The Rams have now scored 34 unanswered points.

Rams 37, Cardinals 8 (8:19 Q4)

Cardinals hold Rams to field goal

When Kyren Williams broke away for a 56-yard run on the first play of the possession, it looked like a touchdown would soon follow.

But the Arizona defense stepped up and held the Rams to a field goal.

The 24-yard kick from Lucas Havrisik gave the Rams a 24-8 lead with 7:33 to play. Havrisik missed his first field goal attempt from 50 yards in the second quarter.

Arizona attempted a 56-yard field goal on its next possession, but it was not good. In the first half, Matt Prater made a 56-yard kick only to have it negated by a penalty.

Rams 24, Cardinals 8 (5:03 Q3)

First-and-28 or third-and-37

The penalties piled up for the Arizona Cardinals at the beginning of the third quarter.

There was offensive holding (declined), offensive holding (enforced), chop block (enforced), and false start (enforced) as the Cardinals attempted to get something going on offense.

Kyler Murray completed a 20-yard pass to Rondale Moore on third-and-37. In the end, Blake Gillikin punted 47 yards to the Rams 22.

Gillikin ran for 10 yards to convert a four-and-7 earlier in the possession on a fake punt.

Rams 21, Cardinals 8 (11:22 Q3)

Action-filled minute ends first half of Rams-Cardinals

In the final 59 seconds of the first half, the Cardinals ran three plays and punted. The Rams ran four plays before throwing and interception and the Cardinals set up a 56-yard field goal attempt by Matt Prater. Throw in a challenge by the Cardinals and a flag that negated the 56-yard kick by Prater that was good and it was a VERY long minute.

After all of it, the Rams still led 21-8 at the half.

Matthew Stafford has been solid. He has 193 yards and three touchdowns on 19-for-24 passing with one interception.

Kyler Murray is 8-for-17 for 65 yards. He has been sacked once.

Rams 21, Cardinals 8 (halftime)

Rams add to lead before halftime

Matthew Stafford completed a 15-yard pass to Kyren Williams for a touchdown with 59 seconds left in the first half. The point after was good for a 21-8 lead.

The Rams were given a short field after the Cardinals failed to convert on fourth-and-2 at their own 48. L.A. needed just 57 seconds to move the ball 48 yards on four plays.

Stafford completed passes to Tyler Atwell and Copper Kupp on the drive. He is now 18-for-22 for 187 yards and three touchdowns.

Rams 21, Cardinals 8 (0:59 Q2)

Rams FG attempt no good

The Rams attempted to add to their lead late in the first half, but a 50-yard field goal attempt by Lucas Havrisik was wide right.

L.A. moved the ball 40 yards before the drive stalled at the Arizona 31. The Rams were backed up by a holding penalty and faced a second-and-15 before attempting the field goal.

It didn't hurt the Rams much. Arizona was unable to do much with the ball and turned it over on downs after failing to convert on fourth-and-2 from their own 48.

Rams 14, Cardinals 8 (1:56 Q2)

Higbee's second TD gives Rams the lead

Tyler Higbee caught a 5-yard pass from Matthew Stafford to give the Rams a 14-8 lead over the Cardinals.

The play capped an eight-play, 51-yard drive. Royce Freeman had four carries for 25 yards on the drive.

Stafford is now 13-for-16 for 115 yards and two touchdowns — both of which went to Higbee.

Rams 14, Cardinals 8 (9:57 Q2)

Cardinals lead after 1 quarter

A 2-point conversion remains the difference after a quarter of play.

The Rams were forced to punt on their second possession. Facing a third-and-9 from the Arizona 41, Matthew Stafford passed to Ben Skowronek, who was hit for a loss.

Arizona received the ball at its own 10. The second quarter will open with the Cardinals preparing to punt on a fourth-and-6 from their own 14.

Cardinals 8, Rams 7 (End Q1)

Cardinals take the lead with 2-point conversion

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray completed passes to Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, Greg Dortch, Trey McBride and James Conner as the Cardinals responded to the Rams' touchdown with one of their own.

Conner, who had the first four touches of the game, also carried the ball four times for 21 yards.

On third-and-goal, Murray carried the ball 2 yards for the touchdown.

The Rams were flagged for a penalty on the point after and the Cardinals elected to go for 2. They were successful with a carry by Clayton Tune.

The 75-yard drive took 6:28 off the clock.

Cardinals 8, Rams 7 (4:50 Q1)

Rams score quickly

The Cardinals won the coin flip and deferred to the second half. The Rams didn't waste time moving down field.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford was 4-for-6 for 63 yards on the drive with each pass going to a different receiver. Tutu Atwell caught the play of the drive for a gain of 42 yards.

The nine-play drive was capped by a 7-yard pass to Tyler Higbee for the touchdown. The drive lasted just 3 minutes and 42 seconds.

Rams 7, Cardinals 0 (11:48 Q1)

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Inactives for Cardinals vs. Rams

Roof expected to be open at State Farm Stadium

Based on the current weather forecast, the roof at State Farm Stadium is expected to be open for the game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.

Fans are encouraged to plan and dress accordingly.

The forecast calls for partially cloudy weather and a temperature in the high 60s for kickoff.

How to watch Cardinals vs. Rams NFL Week 12 game

The game can be seen at 2:05 p.m. MST time on FOX.

It can be streamed on several streaming services, including FUBO (free trial).

Chris Myers will provide the play-by-play call and Robert Smith will be the analyst.

NFL Week 12 announcers: Television broadcasters, announcing crews for Week 12 NFL schedule

Rams vs. Cardinals NFL Week 12 odds

The Rams are a 1-point favorite over the Cardinals in NFL Week 12 odds for the game, courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook.

Los Angeles is -115 on the moneyline, while Arizona is -105.

The over/under (point total) is set at 46.5 points.

NFL Week 12 odds: Point spreads, moneylines, over/unders for betting on games

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals face Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams in NFL Week 12.
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals face Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams in NFL Week 12.

Rams at Cardinals NFL Week 12 picks, predictions

ESPN gives the Rams a 65.9%  chance to beat the Cardinals on Sunday.

Other sites also give the edge to the Rams in the game in Glendale.

The Arizona Republic's Jeremy Cluff predicted a 24-23 win for the Cardinals over the Rams in the game.

The Arizona Republic's Jose M. Romero previewed and predicted the game in his Cardinals vs. Rams scouting report.

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